24th December 2017

Sunday Collection: The Collection came to £1465. Thank you for your generous contributions as always.

Christmas Day Collection: There will be a special collection for the Community’s work here at The Graan.


Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent. The growing light of our Advent wreath reminds us that the light comes into the world to banish the darkness and so we gather in hope and anticipation of Christ’s imminent coming.


There will be no Confessions today Christmas Eve. The church will close at 5.15pm on Christmas Eve in preparation for the Vigil Mass @ 8pm. It will reopen at 7pm.

Sunday Masses today are at 10.30am, 12noon and 4pm.


St Michael’s Scout Bandwill play this evening at Christmas Eve Vigil Mass beginning with carols at 7.30pm in preparation for the blessing of the crib @ 7.50pm and Mass @ 8pm.  

Christmas Day Masses will be at 9am. 10.30am, 12noon. There will be no Christmas Day Mass at 4pm.


Remembering the Dead at Christmas:We have had so many requests to pray for deceased family members and obviously we are unable to include the names individually on our Christmas Day bulletin this year. Instead we will record all the names and place them beside the Christmas Family Tree (Ie: the Jesse Tree). They will be prayed for at all our Christmas Masses as usual. We have also enrolled each and every one of them on our Passionist Mass Guild to be prayed for at daily Mass throughout the year. Please continue to submit the names of your loved ones. They are placed in a special petition box beside the Jesse Tree.


Christmas Mass Bouquets:We still have some Christmas Mass Bouquets available in our shop.


Thanks to Caritas for their inspirational Christmas Carol Service on Friday night last. Well done to Helen and the Caritas Choir. Thank you for your generous response to theFermanagh Stroke Support Group.


Fr Brian’s new book ‘Gold Collection’ is on sale at reception. It costs £12.


Happy Christmas-: For those who can’t be with us tomorrow we wish you every blessing in this Holy Season. Thank you for all your support during 2017. We pray that we will have peace and happiness in our lives this Christmas and New Year.


Post-Christmas Arrangements: St Stephen’s Day (Tuesday) until Fri 29th Mass at 11am.

There will be no evening Mass. The shop will be open until 12noon each day.

Saturday 30th Mass @ 6.30pm. The shop will be open from 9.30am – 7.30pm.

Sunday 31st (New Year’s Eve) – Masses @ 10.30am, 12noon & 4pm. The shop will be open 9.30am – 7.30pm.

New Year’s Day (Monday) - Mass @ 11am. The shop will be open until 12noon.

Confessions will resume on Tues 2nd Jan 2018 from 2pm – 5pm


Friday’s Exposition: Resumes on Friday 5th January 2018 on the feast of St Charles of Mount Argus.

January’s Church Cleaning group will meet on Wednesday 10th 2018.


A New Year .. A New Hope: On January 6th a day of Inspiration takes place in the Fermanagh House between 10am – 5pm. All proceeds are going to The Aisling Centre. Tickets are £10 and are available from 028 66325811 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Shop: You are invited to visit our shop. There is still time to pick up last minute gifts suitable for Christmas.

Bulletin: Please take a bulletin home with you. They are free.

Recently Deceased Anniversaries

May Maguire, Moyletra Gardens, Enniskillen

Charlie Stewart, Belfast

Katie Farrell, Maudabawn, Cootehill


John & Annie Mc Hugh &   their son Frank, Swanlinbar

The Donnelly Family, Belmore St,   Enniskillen

Stephen Magee, Drumclay Link,   Enniskillen

Kathleen Mc Govern, Mullaghdun

John James Keown, Roscor,   Belleek

Dan Morris, Bellanaleck

Elizabeth Balatoni, Leeds

Euan Watson, Springfield

Patrick & Kathleen  Maguire, Woaghterney, Enniskillen

Eddie Mc Caffrey,   Mullanaskea